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by DJmrcmb
Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel vs Greenhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 5047

Ok, good information so far :D Now, Artificial light. I've no idea how to go about this. Would this enable you to grow things, you'd normally grow in lighter conditions, during the darker times of the year? And how would you install such a thing? Would it depend on what you were growing? Would you p...
by DJmrcmb
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Natural Whitefly Control
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

I don't understand. If you don't remove the weeds they just take over. We've just spend the last month removing all the weeds from and it looks much better; It's now ready for planting the veg. We can't do that if it's full of weeds. I always thought Organic meant gardening using natural ways and wi...
by DJmrcmb
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Natural Whitefly Control
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

Just for the record, I never once claimed that 'Pinguicula' was the cure to all ills i.e. Whitefly. Though given by the amount of Whitefly that was stuck it I'd give it the thumbs up :D But in addition to other methods. If it keeps their numbers down I'm all for it. But as I said, I only have one pl...
by DJmrcmb
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: What birds visit your garden?
Replies: 16
Views: 6666

you MUST have other birds in your garden at Morecambe Bay Unfortunately not. It's only a small garden and we don't want it overwhelmed with birds. Mind, I think the odd wandering pussy cat sees to that. We get one or two scruffy cats living rough around here. Well, we get a lot of birds, usually on...
by DJmrcmb
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Natural Whitefly Control
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

ladybird houses for example Oh, that one's new to me. What we're trying to do is go organic and environmentally friendly. We're doing our best with the budget we have. It's just a case of looking for new ideas, or old ones should I say. I've killed one or two venus fly traps in my time but that's a...
by DJmrcmb
Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Natural Whitefly Control
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

Why do we bother with those nasty pesticides? I sometimes wonder. I'm surprised how many organic methods there are. At our end we're trying to be as environmentally as possible but it is a bit more expensive to start but gets easier as you get going. Once you know what you're doing. There are so ma...
by DJmrcmb
Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Natural Whitefly Control
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

It's getting a bit too much like The Day of the Triffids for me Well, some of them do actually move, to a degree... I'm not come across any that physically uproots itself....yet :lol: Oh, just one thing you might be interested in. I was doing a bit of research last night. It seems that the 'Sarrace...
by DJmrcmb
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Natural Whitefly Control
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

Please let us know how you get on It could take a while, it's only just started flowering. Though I might be able to split the plant. It looks like I can get two or three out of this one. Have you heard of the mouse-eating plant? Now that is curious! I'd read about something similar on 'Wikipedia' ...
by DJmrcmb
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: What birds visit your garden?
Replies: 16
Views: 6666

Collared Doves seem to be very popular in ours. You can just fit two on the bird table. I always wondered why that bird table was subsiding :shock:

We've also had Sparrows, Starlings, Bluetits, Robins, Chaffinches and one Magpie.

Not really a great variety in my garden.
by DJmrcmb
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Natural Whitefly Control
Replies: 21
Views: 7046

Natural Whitefly Control

Hi I noticed a few posts on Whitefly problems and I just wondered if you'd heard of this one. I only discovered it myself at a visit to Southport Flower Show last year. It's this plant. 'Pinguicula x Wesser Butterwort' It's actually a carnivore and has a particular taste for whitefly. I bought one a...
by DJmrcmb
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel vs Greenhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 5047

We do have a poly at the moment, which just sits on the tarmac, but it's more for the plants after they've left the greenhouse and maybe a small amount of veg in tubs. Just suppose we went for a greenhouse, though a poly isn't ruled out. How high off the ground would you take it. I mean with a brick...
by DJmrcmb
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel vs Greenhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 5047

Polytunnel vs Greenhouse

I'm looking into providing a new polytunnel at our gardening project. At the moment we grow veg on a plot of land nearby, but that’s not a problem. We also grow veg in two rows frames on our main site and this is what I’m looking to change. This has been going on for a number of years and thought it...

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